Alternative reinsurance capital

Articles discussing alternative reinsurance capital. Largely sources from third-party investors in the capital markets, alternative reinsurance capital is increasingly being leveraged by reinsurers as a cheaper cost source of risk transfer while for investors the access to reinsurance returns as an investment is growing in popularity.

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It’s on the market to develop refined parametric structures: Panellists

It’s up to insurance, reinsurance and ILS market participants to improve the acceptability of parametric insurance structures across the Asia Pacific region, say industry experts at ILS Asia 2020. Although leveraged more widely in the Indian agricultural sector and the Japanese catastrophe arena, parametric insurance remains a relatively new concept across read the full article →

KKR’s acquisition of Global Atlantic shows PE’s attraction to float & sidecars

Private equity and alternative investment giants of the world are increasingly demonstrating why access to insurance premium float, as a form of assets under management, is an attractive prospect, with KKR's acquisition of Global Atlantic the latest clear example. It also shows their appreciation for bringing third-party capital into re/insurance. As read the full article →

Global Parametrics structures DFID-backed South Atlantic windstorm derivative

Global Parametrics, the parametric and index-based disaster risk transfer company, has structured a windstorm derivative transaction for a business on remote South Atlantic island Tristan da Cunha, with the deal backed by capacity from the UK Government’s Department for International Development, through the Natural Disaster Fund (NDF). The windstorm derivative features read the full article →

Live webcast: Reinsurance & ILS in 2021. Outlook for a COVID-19 world

We're hosting a live webcast on September 10th 2020, featuring senior reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) market executives discussing the state of play and the outlook for 2021. Register online here to secure your place at this free webcast event. At this time of year all eyes are beginning to turn towards read the full article →

Munich Re appoints René Mück as Head of Capital Partners, Americas

Global reinsurance firm Munich Re has appointed René Mück as its new Head of Capital Partners, Americas, the division where much of its risk trading, insurance-linked securities (ILS), catastrophe bond and retrocession activities take place. Munich Re Capital Partners launched as a unit in mid-2015 and brought together a diverse array read the full article →

Oxbridge Re’s sidecar shrinks to $216k for 2020 renewal

Cayman Islands based reinsurance firm Oxbridge Re Ltd. has renewed its fully-collateralised reinsurance sidecar vehicle Oxbridge Re NS Ltd. for 2020 at a downsized amount of just $216,000. Oxbridge Re first entered the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market with a quota share retrocessional reinsurance sidecar arrangement in June 2018, with a $2 read the full article →

Global Parametrics builds out team with weather scientist & software hires

Global Parametrics, the parametric and index-based disaster risk transfer company, has added two hires as it continues to build out its team to meet growing demands for index-based risk transfer and insurance products. Global Parametrics aims to consolidate on its position as a provider of climate and natural disaster risk protection read the full article →

Evolution of Singapore’s ILS infrastructure to attract new sponsors

As Singapore evolves as an insurance-linked securities (ILS) domicile and enables regulatory, legal and tax changes, the ability of the region to facilitate ILS in all forms will attract a growing number of new sponsors, according to industry experts. Singapore has ambitions to become a leading hub for ILS business in read the full article →

Commercial property insurance rates up 19% in Q2 2020. Covid-19 a driver

Commercial property insurance pricing around the globe saw further increases in the second-quarter of 2020, with rates rising 19% for the period, driven by Covid-19 and other large losses in the period, according to Marsh. Broker Marsh's latest commercial insurance market survey found that, on average, rates have risen by a read the full article →

Brazil seeks feedback on ILS regulatory framework proposal

The South American nation of Brazil is the latest to target the creation of a framework for legislation and a regulatory regime to allow for the issuance of insurance-linked securities (ILS) in the country, as it looks to ILS as a possible avenue to help its growing re/insurance industry further read the full article →